ANNE-CLAIRE AT BAR
Born in 1992 in Amiens, France, Hostequin set out to pursue her career as a designer with a postgraduate degree in Product Design from ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in Paris (2015). Her diploma project explored the relationship between man and nature with a set of objects that reinterpret specific trek activities through a design lens. She then joined Fabrica, Benetton's research center, where she had the unique opportunity to collaborated with a myriad of renowned brands and international institutions (Please Do Not Enter, LA, Ars Fabricandi, Veuve Clicquot).
Dates of residency: Mar 31 - May26
Lives and works: Paris, France
Education: DSAA & BTS in product design at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, Paris
Statement: Hostequin’s approach can be defined as meticulous yet playful, embedded with the spirit of rationality. During the residency she created the ‘Atypical’ series, which strives to re-imagine the functions of classic Lebanese objects and crafts using minimalist metal structures and traditional carpentry. The reading chair and lamps that where conceived from this approach play with the notions of identity and adaptation, while moving between nostalgia and the present inviting us to see our daily environment though a different lens.